Royal Horticultural Society Small Garden Handbook

Royal Horticultural Society Small Garden Handbook❮PDF / Epub❯ ☄ Royal Horticultural Society Small Garden Handbook Author Andrew Wilson – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk A comprehensive guide to planning planting and maintaining a small garden This in depth reference packs a lot of information and expert advice into one easy to use resource It is designed to help home A comprehensive guide to planning planting and Society Small PDF/EPUB ½ maintaining a small garden This in depth reference packs a Royal Horticultural MOBI :¿ lot of information and expert advice into one easy to use resource It is designed to help home Horticultural Society Small PDF/EPUB å gardeners discover the potential in a small piece of land and guide them step by step through the process of transforming it into a garden with oversized impactThe book works forward from planning a garden and making difficult design choices to installation and maintenance Each chapter instructs on numerous related topics such as the examples below and presents an illustrative case study Basics ways to reveal your plot's potential understanding soil evaluating hardscaping making a plan Design ways to make instant impact principles of design Styles ways to find your style Style Portfolio Materials ways to exploit materials simple rules of laying paving changes of level Boundaries ways to buff up your boundaries materials plants Structures ways to use garden structures storage hideaways green roofs raised beds an outdoor office Water ways to enjoy water planning a pond mirror like water dynamic water plants fish Planting ways to improve a planting design habitats styles long term and short term design statements Upkeep ways to simplify the garden seasonal and monthly housekeeping tasks The book also features an inspirational portfolio of small gardens and provides all the information needed to install these designs For example the handy steps to create lists cover Japanese Mediterranean Exotic Ecological Cottage garden Arts and Crafts Modernist Conceptualist and Urban gardens Small Garden Handbook is ideal for the home gardener Each of the gardens featured in the book's photographs provides exceptional inspiration for gardeners at all levels of expertise. Lots of good info interesting easy to read would be really good if you want to fully redesign your space or start from scratch It definitely helped me identify garden styles and features I like and don't like But if you are looking for planting ideas there's not much here I recommend Alan Titchmarsh's How to Garden Small Gardens instead Again a small garden book written by someone who thinks a small garden is something the size of my house The exceptions are the rooftop and courtyard gardens but those designs and ideas are not useful because they are toy gardens; potted plants and fragile tropical varieties Other objections to the designs ideas here are that there is a strong emphasis on hardscaping paving patterns and wall types I don't need thisWho would this work for? If you are someone who wants to create an architectural garden retreat in a larger garden space or someone wanting a high end high maintenance surfaced garden courtyard this book would work Otherwise all of these solutions are far too expensive and really not to my taste anyway This book was okay It did not provide the information I was hoping for in regards to small gardens design and focus on vegetable gardening but the information was thorough and the photos were good

Royal Horticultural Society Small Garden Handbook PDF/EPUB
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Royal Horticultural Society Small Garden Handbook
  • Andrew Wilson
  • English
  • 03 December 2016
  • 9781770851924